Friday, April 30, 2010

April 30, 2010 - Always Returns

Always Returns

Does love take as much as it gives
Or does love always take more
As it holds you captive within its embrace
Until you can't find yourself anymore

Love can make your heart sing
Then break it right in two
Leave you feeling scattered and empty
Trying to find you

Love can make you forget who you were
All for the one you adore
Carry you so far away from yourself
Alone you forget who you are

With time you will remember
Who you were before
Until love steps in and finds you again
Love always returns for more

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

April 29, 2010 - Rambling Roses

Rambling Roses

Rambling roses wind round my heart
Containing many thorns
Such beauty they provide for free
For this place which they adorn

With petals soft as satin sheets
Hue of the reddest wine
Kept alive by that they hold
The warmth there which they find

If one can overlook the thorns
My lovely roses hide
Perhaps they can appreciate
What they hold inside

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

April 28, 2010 - My Ship

My Ship

My ship and I are sailing off to sea
Not sure where we are bound
Still I am smiling in the breeze
At this life I've found

I am the captain of my own ship
I sail where'er I please
I can always sail back home
Or I can stay at sea

My ship she is a beauty
Because she belongs to me
I can sail her by myself
In calm or stormy seas

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

April 27, 2010 - Your Best

Your Best

When the weight of all your dreams
Is resting heavy on your heart
Nothing you do seems to ever work out
Your world is falling apart

When all the words of help and hope
You've heard from everyone
Haven't stopped the hurt so deep inside
That makes you want to run

You find yourself just wondering
If you will ever see
The one inside you know you are
That you wish to be

This is when you should remember
All of the good inside of you
Never forget where it comes from
Do the best that you can do

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

April 26, 2010 - I Will Never Quit

I Will Never Quit

Rumbling thunder is heard in the East
Lightning strikes in the West
The rain cascades down my back
But I feel no unrest

This hill I'm climbing is so steep
I've been here for years
I can't remember where I'm going
But I will cry no tears

I've not seen the sun in days
Everything is dark
Can't see where to place my feet
But I will hit my mark

No matter what may come my way
I'll make the best of it
I'll put my best foot forward
And I will never quit

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

April 25, 2010 - Election


Only through your tender initiation
Does my life become whole
As You pour and I receive
Your spirit in my soul

My victory is your own
If it's your will that I choose
Knowing against this I can rebel
But our victory I will lose

I will always have
The freedom to make a choice
Between a life that is false
Or a true one with your voice

I can face this life alone
With a mask of braveness on my face
But there will be no peace
Until You in my heart I place

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

April 24, 2010 - Birds Of A Feather

Birds Of A Feather

You see through me right into me
I cannot hide from you
Recognizing same but different
In everything I do

You know how I think
 And why I do the things I do
Your mind and heart work the same
So mine you see into

My feelings I can't hide from you
You'd recognize the sham
As you can see right through me
Knowing who I am

How can two be so much alike
Know each others hearts
Each move is countered with the same
As if we aren't different parts

If I'm not you and you're not me
What are we together
Two who understand each other well
Birds of a Feather

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

April 23, 2010 - Feeding On The Fire

 Feeding On The Fire

What feeds the fire that fans the flame
Inside this heart of mine
Ignites my soul and makes it breathe
Until surrender is divine

The thirst the need intense desire
To feel the fire burn
Fuels the flame that burns inside
For that of which I yearn

To live to learn to not be burned
Of which I know not how
Feeding on the flickering fire of love
The heart should not allow

To freeze the pain the heart does feel
A task that must be learned
To save a heart that feeds the fire
From the fiery burn

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

April 22, 2010 - As You Are

As You Are

Looking through these eyes of love
I see you as you are
Imperfect but so wonderful
Shining from afar

I see a heart of immense beauty
Created by the One above
Overflowing with such tenderness
Made for me to love

I love you despite your imperfections
The same as you love me
My love for you will never change
No matter what I see

Sometimes we may get angry
Part with hurting words
My love for you will stay the same
No matter what I heard

Looking through these eyes of love
No matter what you do
Where you go or what you say
I will still love you

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

April 21, 2010 - I Am Loved

I Am Loved

Why am I wearing my heart on my sleeve
And all these stars in my eyes
That which puts this smile on my face
Is something I can't deny

Why am I humming this tune under my breath
Yet loud enough for all to hear
Perhaps for the same reason that I have this smile
Stretching from ear to ear

I have a secret that everyone knows
Yet some will deny is true
I am loved by the One who loves all
I am loved by You

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

April 20, 2010 - Shadows of Dreams

Shadows of Dreams

Shadows of dreams in the back of your mind
Haunting you every day
Spinning so quickly round your head
Never going away

Turning and twisting around your heart
Feelings you cannot share
Saying so much and telling so little
Just doesn't seem to be fair

An aching inside that cannot be filled
You cannot understand why
Looking perhaps at all the wrong things
Never taking the time to try

The dreams that are shadows will not fade away
Nor will they ever depart
As they are all stored and waiting to live
In the place known as your heart

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

April 19, 2010 - Independence


I release you from my grasp
Feel free to fly away
You have grown and changed so much
Time has slipped away

Once you needed me for everything
And I was always there
But now you've come into your own
Independence you've declared

Spread your wings and fly from here
You no longer rest on me
Go out and learn about the world
Be what you want to be

If ever you get tired of flying free
Or have nowhere to go
You can fly right back to me
As I already miss you so

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

April 18, 2010 - Completely Full

Completely Full

There is an empty room inside this house
With everything you need
Close your eyes I'll take you there
Together we can see

The emptiness is a facade
As it's completely full
What it holds cannot be seen
But has such tremendous pull

There is no chair to sit upon
No pictures on the walls
But as it's empty have no fear
That you will trip and fall

In this room there is no sound
Nothing stirs at all
But you can hear the most lovely things
Right within these walls

Come with me and take a look
No one but we two
And you'll discover it's not empty
As it contains my love for you

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

April 17, 2010 - I Took The Moon

I Took The Moon

I reached up and caught the moon
And took it home with me
Placed it in my pocket and walked away
Thought no change it would bring

I felt so proud to have obtained
Such a lovely jewel
Absolutely free at no cost to me
But I was such a fool

When I ran off with the moon
I broke the heart of the sea
As the tides no longer knew what to do
And didn't want to be

The Earth cried as it began to be pulled
Way too close to the Sun
So much chaos began to reign
I had no idea what I'd done

The stars all went out one by one
They no longer wanted to shine
Without the face of their beautiful friend
Who smiled on them oh so kind

So I took the moon back and placed it high
Where it's supposed to be
Such confusion I created by taking
What doesn't belong to me

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

April 16, 2010 - Shelter Of My Soul

Shelter Of My Soul

In You I find my refuge
Shelter for my soul
You are where I place my hope
To You I'll always go

I sing of your power and goodness
Reinforcing you in my soul
As I share with all who'll listen
The one who my heart holds

You have been my teacher
Since I was but a child
To this day I sing your praise
Knowing your heart smiles

I know your righteousness is boundless
Though trouble I may see
I'm comforted in the knowledge
You'll restore what's taken from me

I will sing to all who'll listen
Regardless of my strife
As I do you comfort me
And restore my life

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

April 15, 2010 - Has The Music Ended

Has The Music Ended

What has happened to the music
I heard so sweetly played
Between two hearts that sang as one
With the voice that love did make

A melody warm and haunting
With words of love so sweet
Sang in harmony soft and clear
That never missed a beat

Such a symphony was created
As two hearts sang as one
Written by the hand of love
To never come undone

Has the music ended
Does the tune no longer play
How could love's song end suddenly
If true love never fades

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April 14, 2010 - Untouched


I reside in the shelter of your arms
Resting in your shadow
None other will I ever seek
Nor will I ever follow

All my trust is placed in you
You alone are my shield
My protection from the darkness
With faith in you I'm filled

With your strength inside me
I walk alone without fear
With faith that you will guide me
And be forever near

I do not fear the darkness
Nor trouble that comes my way
As I am covered by your wings
Safely tucked away

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April 13, 2010 - Dentro


Mistaken ideas that we can love someone
Enough to make them change
Will only cause grief for ourselves
And unending pain

We can only change ourselves
That inside we hide
So listen to those words
Coming unbidden from inside

A quick and spontaneous reaction
Unplanned and unrehearsed
Will tell one what's inside themselves
And so often will hurt

Let's take a good look inside ourselves
I'm sure there's much to do
And I will work on me
While you go work on you

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

April 12, 2010 - Mired


So many of the tears we cry
Do not cleanse our souls
Feeling sorry for ourselves
Will not make us whole

As we travel through the valley
Known as The Place of Weeping
We're not meant to stay there
Sorrow's not for keeping

Tears can wash away the pain
Of anger and of grief
But if we fail to grow and learn
They'll bring no relief

We feel what we feel
With this there's nothing wrong
Just ensure that you don't
Stay mired in your tears for long

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

April 11, 2010 - Sevenfold


What you do comes back to you
I hear it's sevenfold
Whether it's good or bad
The story is age old

So often you don't think about
How someone feels for you
You never give a second thought
As you break their heart in two

So many of us hit the door
With wings upon our feet
Never giving a second look
At the pain we leave

It may never cross your mind
That all they think about is you
But one day you may find yourself
Hurting like they do

If you leave a trail of broken hearts
Lying in a row
Perhaps one day you'll find yourself
Reaping what you sow

Don't ever treat hearts carelessly
Leaving hurt that burns a trail
Or you may find the one who pays you back
Does it oh so well

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

April 10, 2010 - Descant


The darkness it has faded
A new song my heart does sing
The sun has risen in my life
Such a glorious day it brings

Once my life was full of darkness
No light was there ahead
I felt nothing at all inside
All my joy was dead

Now my eyes are open wide
A smiles upon my face
As I now know what is true
And see it put in place

I now have a life that's changed
A heart that is brand new
A new song plays inside of me
As I find faith anew

The world I cannot change alone
It's firm and can't be moved
But I can share what's changed in me
As I sing to you

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

April 09, 2010 - Capricious Heart

Capricious Heart

The heart can make one into such a fool
So blind the eyes can't see
For reasons unknown to anyone
It reaches for what can't be

The heart never seems to be satisfied
What a sight it is to behold
And you'll often find it crying out
For what it cannot hold

The funny thing that I have found
About this heart of mine
Is when it does get what it wants
It doesn't want what it finds

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

April 08, 2010 - Our Thinking

Our Thinking

The way the world should be
Is not often what we find
But do we try to change what is
Among humankind

When it comes to acceptance
Of what goes against our grain
Some find it such an easy task
  Never trying to refrain

Ignoring someone's suffering
Is an easy path that many of us find
We'd rather turn our heads
Than give a minute of our time

I truly do believe
That if we wish to rearrange
What is, to what should be
Our thinking must be changed

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April 07, 2010 - The Pace

The Pace

Your mind is racing with your heart
Who will the winner be
No one knows until the end
You can't wait to see

The mind it grabs all sense it has
  Runs with all its might
The heart it laughs as you see it pass
The mind there on its right

Now neck to neck the race is on
Everyone stands to cheer
  Exactly who will win this race
Is everything but clear

The mind gives up the heart it wins
The mind's forfeited the race
The heart will win every time
As the mind can't keep the pace

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April 6, 2010 - You Saw The Beauty

You Saw The Beauty

I laid my heart at your feet
And sat in front of you
Then I looked into your eyes
To see what you would do

Curiosity beamed from yours
Anyone could see
Such a fascination there
Looking back at me

A smile passed across your face
As in wonderment and awe
You took what I'd presented you
With its many flaws

You saw the beauty there
Overlooked the scars
Knowing that what placed them there
Makes you who you are

Copyright *Neva Flores *2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

April 5, 2010 - Circling


Someone has to make it stop
This circle that we spin
Round and Round and Round we go
Circling again

The mind cries out enough already
But the heart cannot let go
It seems to love this circling
Even though it breaks it so

The circling becomes an obsession
That you love and you hate
But the heart it just can't help itself
It seems to love the break

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010

April 4, 2010 - The Inner Me

The Inner Me

Not sure of who I was, or who I wanted to be
I have wandered here and there
Searching for the inner me
 And to others, myself, I compared

Running from myself for so many years
I got entangled in bondage
And wrapped up in my fears
And hid the inner me inside myself

Such a strong desire to be different
Is a battle I fought everyday
I have found,  that I cannot to myself be true
If I continue hiding the inner me
While trying to be, just like you

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

April 3, 2010 - A New Day

A New Day

There's a place that I know

That someday I will find
With such beauty surrounding me
I've a picture in my mind

There I'll find my blue skies
There will be flowers everywhere
All I'll hear is the birds sing
As I climb the stairs

The sun it will be shining
A glow it will bring
There will be a smile upon my face
And my heart will sing

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

April 2, 2010- Reveal Your Heart

Reveal Your Heart

Please don't disappear from my sight

So that I can't feel you anywhere
Here then gone and back again
And then you reappear

I lose vision of this dream I have
When I lose sight of you
It shakes my very confidence
And breaks my heart in two

Don't be afraid to show yourself
And what you feel inside
I need to know where I stand
Nothing from me hide

What you set out to win you have
Show true self to me
Never hold back what you feel
Reveal what's in your heart to me

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April 1, 2010 - Empty Air

Empty Air

Sometimes I can't see you and I can't feel you
There is nothing but emptiness in my air
Once I felt you all around me
Now I wonder if you're there

I feel so cold and all alone
Not even your shadow's in my sight
And all my heart can think about
Is giving up this fight

With all I have inside I pray and try
To get you back into my life
To feel that I'm a part of you
And stop this pain that's causing all this strife

How much longer do I think I can continue on
Pretending nothing inside has changed
When all I hear is empty air
When I call your name

Then I recall all the promises in your Word
That will fill up this empty space
And they are enough to fill my empty air
And all my tears erase

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010